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Overview of noun looking

The noun looking has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) look, looking, looking at

(the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually; "he went out to have a look"; "his look was fixed on her eyes"; "he gave it a good looking at"; "his camera does his looking for him")

2. looking, looking for

(the act of searching visually)


Overview of verb look

The verb look has 10 senses? (first 8 from tagged texts)
1. (274) look

(perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards; "She looked over the expanse of land"; "Look at your child!"; "Look

2. (126) look, appear, seem

(give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect; "She seems to be sleeping"; "This appears to be a very difficult problem"; "This project looks fishy"; "They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time")

3. (25) look

(have a certain outward or facial expression; "How does she look?"; "The child looks unhappy"; "She looked pale after the surgery")

4. (8) search, look

(search or seek; "We looked all day and finally found the child in the forest"; "Look elsewhere for the perfect gift!")

5. (1) front, look, face

(be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to; "The house looks north"; "My backyard look onto the pond"; "The building faces the park")

6. (1) attend, take care, look, see

(take charge of or deal with; "Could you see about lunch?"; "I must attend to this matter"; "She took care of this business")

7. (1) look

(convey by one's expression; "She looked her devotion to me")

8. (1) expect, look, await, wait

(look forward to the probable occurrence of; "We were expecting a visit from our relatives"; "She is looking to a promotion"; "he is waiting to be drafted")

9. look

(accord in appearance with; "You don't look your age!")

10. count, bet, depend, look, calculate, reckon

(have faith or confidence in; "you can count on me to help you any time"; "Look to your friends for support"; "You can bet on that!"; "Depend on your family in times of crisis")


Overview of adj looking

The adj looking has 1 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (5) looking, sounding

(appearing to be as specified; usually used as combining forms; "left their clothes dirty looking"; "a most disagreeable looking character"; "angry-looking"; "liquid-looking"; "severe-looking policemen on noble horses"; "fine-sounding phrases"; "taken in by high-sounding talk")

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